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Florence

Florence hides in a valley, gently hugging the banks of Arno River. It’s one of the most imposing cities in Northern Italy and one of the most beautiful ones in Europe. It will never leave you short of interesting things to do in Florence while visiting. Wherever you look, the city is adorned with the ancient relics, architectural works of genius, and incredible pieces by the celebrated masters of Humanism and Renaissance.

Florence came to life in 59 BC. Julius Caesar designed this settlement as a haven for his military veterans. Perhaps it was just a coincidence or a premonition but Caesar named the town Florentia (meaning “flourishing”). And flourish it did!

Located on a fertile land as well as a main travel route connecting the northern Italy with Rome, the city grew fast. In a few short centuries, a small Roman settlement became a busy commercial center. The 10th century is when things really started to happen for Florence. The city was on a straight upward trajectory to success, opening its doors to artistic activities. For instance, in 1252, minted its own gold currency (florin). Eventually became a powerful banking center with Florentine banks all over Europe. The puppet master behind it all was the Medici banking family whose members were also passionate patrons of art…

Perhaps now you are starting to see why so much art “happened” within the city borders. The economic growth attracted an influx of immigrants and with them international influences. It also made the rich richer and happy to support artistic ventures. Many of the most important artists and scientists of the era came to Florence to create their most complex masterpieces.


Things to do in Florence

Nowadays, Florence is a hive of historical and artistic importance. While the public knows and loves the city for its many works of art and appealing quaint ambience, the city still thrives as a banking center! It’s both tourism and finance that fuel its economic growth in the fast-moving modern world. All in all, Florence is charming, romantic, mysterious, and ready to seduce all your senses! Scroll down for suggestions on things to do in Florence.

Tours

Florence Walking Tours to see architecture and history of the city center
Florence Walking & Accademia Gallery Tour

Looking to see the best of Florence in a day? Book our Florence walking tours with skip-the-line access to the Statue of David! Expert guide guaranteed!


11 Reviews
35.00 Per Person
Florence art Gallery and Uffizi Tour to admire the works by famous Gothic painters
Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour (Skip the line Entrance)

Book Florence art Gallery Tour with skip the line entrance and see masterpieces hiding in the labyrinth of this extensive collection during Uffizi Tour.


11 Reviews
20.00 Per Person
Duomo Tour take you to Baptistry featuring the famous bronze door
Duomo Florence Complex tour (climb up to Dome)

Visiting Duomo Complex in Florence doesn't have to be crowded! Book Duomo Tour with us to get the best experience as well as value for your money!


7 Reviews
30.00 Per Person
Activities

Take Florence food tour to make amazing food
Florence Cooking Lesson Small Group Tour

Learn how to pick the ingredients and cook like an Italian chef! Book our Florence Food Tour today to enjoy a real Tuscan dish made by you.


0 Review
50.00 Per Person
Visit around the city by Florence Segway tour
Small Group Florence Segway Tour

Book our Florence Segway tour and get an insightful introduction to the history and modern life in Florence. Easy online booking & no hidden fees!


0 Review
75.00 Per Person
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Electric Bike Tour of Florence

See Florence from a local's perspective! Enjoy Florence Cycling Tours Italy with our fun & engaging guide, see all important sights and learn tricks about the city!


0 Review
39.00 Per Person
Tickets

Buy Uffizi Gallery Tickets to visit world's top art museums

Uffizi Gallery Tickets | Skip The Line

Buying the Uffizi Gallery tickets with us will let you skip the line and enter the museum without hustle, straight to the 60 halls of art history.

- 5 Reviews
4.00

Per Person

skit the line david and Accademia Florence Tickets to save time

Accademia Florence Tickets | Skip The Line

Buying Accademia Florence Tickets with us will let you skip the long lines and devote all your time to the exploration of the gallery!

- 5 Reviews
4.00

Per Person

Duomo Florence Tickets also called Duomo di Firenze

Duomo Florence Tickets Skip The Line

Book now Duomo Florence tickets online which include the Crypt, Baptistery, Bell Tower, Duomo Museums, climbing the Duomo and enjoying the unique view of Florence.

- 6 Reviews
15.00

Per Person

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Language

Italy

Currency

Euro

Time Zone

UTC +1:00

Country Code

+39


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